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Big Pines Mountain House

2 stars
4083 Cedar Avenue, 4083 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
112 reviews
Very Nice

Very accommodating front desk staff . If you are planning to reach late; call and inform early See full review

  • NobSeattle
  • Jul 31, 2014
Cute, Cozy & Close

The room was very small, but neat & clean. Still using the old fashioned tvs (couldn't use my... See full review

  • Hiker Joe
  • Jul 24, 2014
Warm and homey family- and pet-friendly resort in scenic Lake Tahoe
A friendly staff greets guests at this homey resort. From the Big Pines Mountain House, it is a two-minute walk to the shore of scenic Lake Tahoe and a five-minute walk to the casinos, restaurants and shopping of Lake Tahoe Boulevard. The outdoor heated swimming pool (seasonal) is as popular as the private beach. Pets are welcome (fees apply).


Highlights
  • Walking distance to skiing, boating and golf
  • Access to private beach
  • Seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool
Rooms

The decor in the 70 spacious rooms is standard motel fare, with floral or velvet bedspreads and a small sitting area, but all rooms come equipped with cable television, a coffee maker, free Wi-Fi and free local phone calls. Some rooms have gas mini-kitchens and gas fireplaces. Guests also enjoy high-quality towels, linens and toiletries.


Features

After enjoying a complimentary continental breakfast, guests will want to curl up in front of a floor-to-ceiling stone hearth and gas fireplace in the lobby. With private beach access and a location that is walking distance from shopping and dining in Heavenly Village, the location is second to none.


Transportation
  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport (58 mi/93 km)


Attractions
  • Beach (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Casinos ( 0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)
  • Skiing/snowboarding ( 0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)
  • Lake Tahoe Cruises (2 mi/ 3.2 km)
  • Golf (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Emerald Bay Tour (5 miles/8.0 km)
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe (17 mi/27.0 km)
  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort (20 mi/32.0 km)
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort (21 mi/34.0 km)
  • Squaw Valley USA (25 mi/40.0 km)
Business
  • A meeting room accommodates groups of up to 40 guests for board meetings, welcome receptions, family reunions and receptions
  • Wi-Fi access included


Policies and fees
  • Pet friendly (fees apply, reservations recommended)
  • Non-smoking property
  • Free self-parking
  • 24-hour front-desk attendant
  • Coin-operated laundry facility

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Big Pines Mountain House Rooms

1 Queen Bed Nonsmoking
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1 King Bed Nonsmoking
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2 Queen Beds Kitchen
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1 King Bed NS Kitchen and Firepl
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2 Queen Beds Nonsmoking
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Two Queen Bed with a Kitchen and
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Two Queen Bed Fireplace
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1 King Bed Deluxe Nonsmoking
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Two Bedroom Suite
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Amenities

  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
24 hour security
Activities
Live entertainment
Casino
Night club
Skiing
Children's activities
Golf
Boating
Driving range
Miniature golf
Water skiing
Wind surfing
Horseback riding
Cross country skiing
Fishing
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Telephone
Kitchen
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors

Hotel Map

38.958 -119.9448
Area served
Reno, Placerville, Carson City, South Lake Tahoe, Tahoma, Minden, Gardnerville, Auburn, Tahoe City
Nearby airports
Reno-Tahoe International, (RNO), 55.00, MI, SW; South Lake Tahoe, (TVL), 7.00, MI, NE;
Area description
Resort, One block from Highway 50 and Heavenly Village towards Lake Tah

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (112)

Ratings and reviews for Big Pines Mountain House

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
112 out of 112
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Lovely Husband
San Jose, Ca
Sep 24, 2014

Weekend Getaway

for the price we paid for the hotel room you cant go wrong

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Sato Japanese Restaurant is the Best place for SUSHI

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ontario traveler
Escalon, California
Sep 17, 2014

Return trip

Great value for your dollar. This motel is located close to Harvey's, Heavenly, and the Beach. Staff are friendly and the setup is very accommodating for dogs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Bear beach Cafe serves an awesome tri-tip and delicious breakfasts; dogs are allowed on the grassy patio where they are supplied with fresh water-we ordered a plain chicken breast as a special treat for our dog.

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mlinarich
Bakersfield, CA
Aug 30, 2014

Pleasant Stay

Had a great time at Big Pines in Tahoe. Nice place to stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Travel Twister
Las Vegas
Aug 29, 2014

Inexpensive Getaway

Older rooms but actually very comfortable beds and clean facilities. These are not high end rooms but that were well located, with a friendly staff and more than worth the great deal we got on the price. We stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Brewery had fantastic pizza and wings - worth the trip.

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
jerrylsantos
Elk Grove, CA
Aug 21, 2014

Fair

Considering prices of surrounding similar lodging, Big Pines was a decent stay. My first impression was with the staff who was extremely polite and very informative. The second impression was with the location, easy access to the main tourist attractions. Third impression was the room itself, clean overall, didn't feel immediately comfortable, but it had everything we needed: clean bed, kitchen, wifi, and TV. Will highly consider during my next visit to the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NobSeattle
Seattle
Jul 31, 2014

Very Nice

Very accommodating front desk staff . If you are planning to reach late; call and inform early

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hiker Joe
Carson City, NV
Jul 24, 2014

Cute, Cozy & Close

The room was very small, but neat & clean. Still using the old fashioned tvs (couldn't use my Google Chrome Cast to watch videos from my phone). The bathroom was especially nice. The pool area was small, but well maintained. The lobby was really cute and well decorated. The bathrooms in the lobby were especially cute. This motel is just 4 blocks from Harveys Hotel/Casino & the beach!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Your room key gets you into the private beach (Lakeside Beach) which is just four blocks. It's best to walk it, so you don't have to pay a parking fee.

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ratnip
Minneapolis, MN
Jul 20, 2014

Good value

This hotel is very conveniently located to Lake Tahoe as we as to the casinos. Shops and the Heavenly lift is also close. While the hotel is nothing special, it is clean and quiet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
tahoeislovely
El Dorado Hills, CA
Jul 20, 2014

Decent location, dated hotel

The hotel looks great on the surface. Had attended a wedding in South Lake Tahoe and asked for early check-in.. Was told they didn't check anyone in early, however I watched 4 or 5 couples check in after my request. I was able to check in 10 minutes early and barely made it to the wedding. The air conditioner did not work well, the floors were gross and the windows had no screens. Okay because it was simply a place to rest my head, on my own pillows..and it had a mini fridge. Otherwise, I would not have stayed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Antiquer
Clovis, CA
Jul 16, 2014

Cont your towels

This place seemed like one of those family run establishments that offer little (breakfast was very skimpy), and expect a lot from customers (there was a note in the bathroom reminding us that they would check the number of towels, washcloths, and hand towels upon our departure, and if there were any missing, our credit card would be charged. We made it a point to let them know that we were not given a floor mat for the bathroom the second day so they would not charge us for it, and the lady at the front desk noted that comment on our "room record". When we checked in, the room was hot and the small window-type air conditioner worked hard to cool the room, which took more than four hours to move the temp to a comfortable level. Additionally, they also gave us a note stating that towels would be changed every two days, unless we requested daily changing, which we did...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The best breakfast place, with the best value was a small casino, The Tall Timbers. The food was plentiful and very good. The most expensive and least value was a little sandwich shop called, The Keys Cafe. We spent thirty bucks for a couple of half sandwiches and small salads and smoothies...crazy! Would have been a better value at $15.

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